New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Biography Reveals Surprising Sides to Haiti’s Slave Liberator

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
Philippe Girard’s “Toussaint Louverture” is a sophisticated and anti-mythological biography.
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Nonfiction: Looking to the Future of Our Humans-First World

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
In “The Unnatural World,” David Biello scouts for ideas on how we might now live on a planet that our grandparents won’t recognize for long.
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The Shortlist: Literatura

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
New books by Mauro Javier Cardenas, Carlos Fonseca, Claudia Salazar Jiménez and Gonzalo Torné.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:39
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:39
Lauren Graham, the “Gilmore Girls” actress whose new memoir is No. 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says she has carefully calibrated just how revealing she wants to be.
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Open Book: Top of the Class

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:38
We cap a tumultuous year with some good news: our 10 Best Books of 2016.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:21
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks: Radical Ideas, Classic Treats

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:06
Six dessert books push the genre into new territory.
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By the Book: Dava Sobel: By the Book

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
The science writer says that while researching her new book, “The Glass Universe,” she read fiction about the time period, such as “The Custom of the Country” and “O Pioneers!”
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Nonfiction: What Does Netanyahu Really Want?

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
“The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu,” by Neill Lochery, looks at Netanyahu’s leadership of Israel.
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Nonfiction: George J. Mitchell on Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:12
In “A Path to Peace,” two American officials, George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar, recall Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
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Fiction: Judas, Jesus and Politics: Amos Oz’s New Novel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:58
Amos Oz’s “Judas” reconsiders the label of “traitor.”
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Egos: All in the Family

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
What to do if your father is the Super Mario Brothers bandit, or a narcissistic biologist who collects scorpions? Or if your blind black parents join a white-supremacist church?
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Critic’s Take: Why There’s No ‘Millennial’ Novel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
As the oldest of us millennials begin to flee screaming from our 20s, where’s our “voice of a generation” novel?
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Nonfiction: From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
In “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:53
“Twenty-Six Seconds,” by Alexandra Zapruder, and “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” by Steven Watts are more instructive about our own era than Kennedy’s.
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Nonfiction: Pondering Our Mad Futures With the British Columnist Caitlin Moran

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00
“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.
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Roundup: The Season’s Best New Graphic Novels

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:37
New graphic novels include the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner’s astonishing cartoon treatise “Soft City,” which has finally arrived in the United States.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2016

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:31
Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s 100 Notable Books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania”; and Matthew Schneier discusses “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”
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Nonfiction: Women of Thrones

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:10
Sarah Gristwood’s group portrait of the 16th century’s ruling women, “Game of Queens.”
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